The demand of the people of Darrang district to make the newly-built 100-bed Maternity and Child Health unit of the Mangaldai Civil Hospital, for the last two years, has been fulfilled as Pijush Hazarika, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare and Urban Development, ceremonially dedicated the set-up for the public on Wednesday.
The opening ceremony of the Maternity and Child Health unit of the Mangaldai Civil Hospital was also attended by many prominent persons including Mangaldai MLA Mangaldai Gurujyoti Das, Darrang Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kr Barman, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Health) Bidyut Bikash Bhagawati and Executive Director of NHM, Assam, Dr Achyut Kr Baisya.
Significantly, the authority took long 28 months to make the Maternity and Child Health unit functional for the public after the building was formally inaugurated on February 29, 2016 by Basanta Das, the then Minister in the earlier Congress-led Government and former MLA of Mangaldai.
Meanwhile, addressing a gathering on the occasion, Minister Piyush claimed that though the set-up was inaugurated earlier, its construction was not completed and there was need of furniture, fixtures and appointment of more doctors, para-medical staff to start its functioning.
However, the minister hoped that the Rs 22.90 crore multi-storied health institution with all modern infrastructure like major and minor operational theatres, Obstetric ICU, wards for Eclempsia patients, post delivery observation, pre-delivery ante-natal, post-natal, high dependency, burn care, USG facilities besides seminar hall, library for doctors which would cater to the long need of the poor patients and medical fraternity of the area.
The inaugural function was also attended by a large number of people including health officials and staff, nurses, ASHA workers, leaders and members of the ruling BJP and locals among others.